Women shouldn't take Sabarimala visit as ‘Temple Challenge’: Tantri Kandaru Rajeevaru
Sabarimala: Sabarimala temple head priest Kandaru Rajeevaru asked women not to take visiting Sabarimala temple as a challenge. He said that women should not enter the shrine by violating the centuries old customs.
“With all due respect, I request all women to follow the traditional customs in Sabarimala,” said Kandaru Rajeevaru while responding to Mathrubhumi NewsHe said it was most unfortunate that there had been a wrong campaign that if any woman in the hitherto banned age group entered the temple, he would close the temple.
"I have never ever said such a thing. We all wish and want that the Sabarimala temple is not turned into a conflict zone as there are lakhs and lakhs of devotees of this temple all over the world."
“It’s a dangerous situation. Most of the devotees are desperate after SC verdict. It's my request that please maintain system and customs of Sabarimala temple. I don't agree with violence. It hasn't been done by devotees but by others,” he told to ANI.
He added that Supreme Court thinks only about the law of the land, but not about customs and traditions.
“So many devotees still want that the old custom to be maintained. I have only one opinion which is in favour of the old customs and traditions,” he noted.
He pointed out that the riots in Sabarimala will hurt the devotees. He added women who understand the customs will not enter the shrine.